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stroll

[ strohl ]
/ stroʊl /
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verb (used without object)

to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk: to stroll along the beach.
to wander or rove from place to place; roam: strolling troubadours.

verb (used with object)

to saunter along or through: to stroll the countryside.

noun

a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter: a short stroll before supper.

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Origin of stroll

First recorded in 1595–1605; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for stroll

stroll
/ (strəʊl) /

verb

to walk about in a leisurely manner
(intr) to wander from place to place

noun

a leisurely walk

Word Origin for stroll

C17: probably from dialect German strollen, of obscure origin; compare German Strolch tramp
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